How much do you know about these local networks that are transforming independent pharmacy? CPESN – community pharmacy enhanced services networks – offer a promising way to differentiate yourself with both patients and payers.
Community pharmacists are providing more clinical services and getting paid for them, finding new ways to grow their business. Membership in CPESN (Community Pharmacy Enhanced Services Networks) is a great place to start, but let’s dig deeper here on 4 profitable services that were highlighted at the last NCPA convention.
Self-service using computerized stands and booths now exists for everything from grocery checkout and restaurant orders to self-storage and mental health screening. The pharmacy industry is no exception in experimenting with kiosks, looking for new ways to serve both patients and their business.
As community pharmacists, we know that large-chain drugstores can pose a threat. But another competitor on the horizon should give pause to all pharmacists – all working people, for that matter. Artificial intelligence (AI) is raising alarm about its potential to take the bulk of human work away from humans. Separating the hype from what will actually happen is far from easy.
South Carolina DHEC now requires all long-term care (LTC) pharmacies to report dispensed controlled substances to the state’s Prescription Monitoring Program (SC PMP). The department wants compliance by the end of the month, and it is in the process of notifying pharmacies.
Over recent decades, obesity has grown into a global health crisis where 38% of U.S. adults and more than 17% of children are currently obese. A 2015 study revealed statistics that are even more alarming: more than 600 million adults and 100 million children worldwide are considered obese.
Effective January 4, 2019, the Michigan Automated Prescription System (MAPS) for the reporting of controlled substances made gabapentin a Schedule V controlled substance. Pharmacies have 7 days to comply, which is Friday, January 11.
Effective January 1, 2019, the Tennessee Prescription Monitoring Program (TN PMP) requires reporting of the Treatment Type and ICD-10 Diagnosis Code.
It may seem like an extra burden to join and spend money on yet another professional organization, but the benefits of doing so are immense. When you join a professional organization that aligns with your core values, you can assess opportunities for becoming more involved, seek opportunities for networking, and drill down to your area of passion
As a 36-year QS/1 customer, the Heart of Texas Community Health Center, known locally as Waco Family Health Center, has relied on pharmacy solutions that fit its unique setup and can be customized as the need arises. “I originally chose QS/1 in 1981 because it was the ‘Cadillac’ of all pharmacy systems,” said Glenn Rebber, R.Ph., director of pharmacy services.
Effective December 4, 2018, the Minnesota Prescription Monitoring Program (MN PMP) moved controlled substance reporting to the Appriss® PMP Clearinghouse.
Once again, QS/1 is leading the way to help you make the transition from the current version of the National Council for Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP) SCRIPT standard to the new one as smooth as possible. Pharmacies and prescribers that transmit electronic prescriptions have a little more than a year to convert to the new version. Currently, pharmacies and prescribers that wish to prescribe electronically must transmit those e-prescriptions using the SCRIPT Standard version 10.6. On January 1, 2020, transmissions must be made using the New SCRIPT Standard version 2017071.